Totally bizarre, or not as the case may be.
Essentially I had a catastrophic failure on our main file server (NT4 server sp6a) just over a week ago. Unable to repair the this server, I have restored all data to a brand new server that (as luck would have it) we had just purchased but I was going to bring into production gradually as a W2K server.
I have since made a temporary replacement to our crashed server as I needed to restore exchange server and that has to be on a machine with the same name....this has been made the pdc as before, and we still have our bdc online ok. There was not enough HD storage to restore the files to this temporary server.
Once all the files were restored, on the W2K server I have been getting access is denied by everyone except myself to the various shares that exist. On some shares I had to create a new local group on the w2k server as it is not a domain controller and so did not see the domain local groups. I added the domain global groups to these and applied to the shares. Some shares access were just \domainname\domainadmins and \domain\domainusers. However, noone seems to be able to gain access to any shares (I have propagated all permissions down through the directory trees), except for their home directory shares which were original setup as \domainname\username and the domain admins. They can still write to these shares fine.
I have tried setting up permissions by just setting the \domainname\username to a directory and this still doesn't work either.
As such, my repaired network is next to useless, as each user only has access to their own area and not the rest of the shares.
Please can anyone shed some light on this.